Thursday, November 27, 2008

All Safe In Varanasi

Hi everyone-This is perhaps the easiest and quickest way of letting you know that we are very, very far away from the violence in Mumbai and that while it is confirmed by several sources that Westerners, specifically Brits and Americans are being targeted, please don't worry about us:
1. Varanasi is not a financial capital like Mumbai.
2. We don't live in a tourist area or a hotel.
3. Varanasi is 1600km, = 1000 miles, from Mumbai.
4. The US Embassy says that the problem is exclusive to Mumbai, and that North India remains safe.
This is, of course, unfathomably horrible for everyone in Mumbai, and altogether regrettable. Particularly, it's sad for Americans away from their families on Thanksgiving. I'm grateful we'll be able to spend time with some other American families today. In the meantime, you can pray for us if you like, but Mumbaikars probably need the prayers more than we.


Susannah said...

As I told those gathered at Rick and Kay's tonight, among the many things I gave thanks for today is this blog - it's so comforting to feel at least somewhat in touch despite the distance. See y'all in 5 1/2 weeks!

MUCH love from Greensboro & happy Thanksgiving,

Grandpa George said...

Thanks for letting us know. Uncle Dickie called immediately after the breaking news, and I told him how far away you were, but now you have provided some further info that will be assuring.

As Sus said, we were all thinking about you--and being Thankful for you tonight at Rick and Kay's.

Much Love,